Jon Hopkins

FTSE trades above 6,300 for first time since May 2008

Jan 28 2013

LONDON The FTSE 100 breached the 6,300 level for the first time since May 2008 on Monday, driven by strength in banking and energy stocks, although that heady height failed to hold for the close.

FTSE higher, edging towards 6,300

Jan 25 2013

LONDON The FTSE 100 pushed higher on Friday, reaching a fresh 4-1/2 year peak, led by strength in market heavyweight Vodafone, banks and energy stocks.

Apple disappointment pulls Britain's FTSE lower

Jan 24 2013

By Jon Hopkins Britain's top share index fell back on Thursday, tracking falls in Asian markets, as disappointing results from U.S. tech giant Apple reversed the previous session's positive view on corporate earnings.

FTSE pinned back at 4-1/2 year peak

Jan 22 2013

LONDON The FTSE 100 eased a touch on Tuesday stalling after a recent push up to its highest level in four-and-a-half years, weighed by falls in financials and mining stocks.

Britain's FTSE ticks higher, holds above 6,100

Jan 15 2013

LONDON Britain's top share index was modestly higher on Tuesday, recovering from opening falls but staying below a 4-1/2 year peak, with investors seeking fresh impetus to continue the new year's strong rally.

Weak energy stocks drag FTSE off four-and-a-half year high

Jan 14 2013

LONDON Britain's leading shares fell on Monday after touching a 4-1/2 year high early in the session, with technical analysts noting the index could be set for a minor correction.

Firm banks, miners help keep Britain's FTSE steady

Jan 14 2013

LONDON Strength in heavyweight banks and mining stocks helped support Britain's top shares on Monday as the leading index consolidated above levels where investors have previously sought to sell.

FTSE ends above 6,100 resistance level

Jan 10 2013

LONDON The FTSE 100 closed above the 6,100 resistance level for the first time since May 22 2008, recovering from a late wobble after a choppy trading session.

FTSE drops on New Year's Eve

Dec 31 2012

LONDON Weakness in risk-sensitive banks, miners, and energy stocks pulled Britain's leading shares lower on Monday, the final trading session of 2012, with the outlook for 2013 soured by stalled U.S. budget talks.

UK stocks fall as hopes ebb of U.S. budget deal

Dec 21 2012

LONDON Britain's top share index fell on Friday, the final full trading session before Christmas, tracking falls by U.S. futures as expectations that a deal would be done on the U.S. budget took a knock.

World News

N.Korea fires ballistic missile as military activity surges

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile off its east coast on Tuesday, officials in South Korea and Japan said, as Seoul opens a major arms fair https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/nkorea-threatens-upstage-skorea-defence-expo-with-duelling-military-show-2021-10-14, spy chiefs meet to discuss the nuclear standoff, and South Korea prepares for a space launch. https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/spy-satellites-mobile-networks-skorea-hopes-new-rocket-gets-spac